The 16th International ONLINE Research
Symposium on Talent Education

The International Research Symposium on Talent Education (IRSTE) is pleased to welcome all researchers, teachers, parents, and inquiring minds to join us for a series of three 90-minute Zoom sessions from June 12 – 17, 2022.


Sunday, June 12

Wednesday, June 15

Friday, June 17

"Exercising Empathy: The Suzuki Way"

Keynote Address by 

Dr. Karin Hendricks

Boston University

With support from:
 the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the American Suzuki Institute

In recent years, fees for our in-person IRSTE meeting have been $65 for regular registrants and $30 for students. However, we want to ensure the Symposium is open to as many people as possible! We also acknowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted people's physical, emotional, and financial health in different ways over the course of 2020-22.  

Under the circumstances, we ask each of you make a donation that is within your means. We will gratefully accept your donations for any amount that is feasible. In the Additional Information box, please write "IRSTE Registration" Thank you very much. 

Symposium Schedule

2022 Symposium Proceedings

Call for Presentations

The International Research Symposium on Talent Education (IRSTE) invites submissions of unpublished scholarly research on topics relevant to Suzuki Education for consideration as part of the 16th International Research Symposium on Talent Education in June 2022Contributions are welcome from university and community-based researchers, teachers, and other scholars who actively and purposefully participate in research as it relates to Suzuki teaching and learning.


Appropriate topic areas could include, but are not limited to:

·         early childhood development    ·         listening and memorization
·         private or group instrumental education·         performance anxiety or injury
·         teacher-student or -parent interaction·         historical research regarding the Suzuki method


The Symposium provides a forum for spoken presentations related to current research in Talent Education.

Applicants are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 500 words, along with a separate cover page that includes author name(s), institutional affiliation (if applicable), and email address.  Note that at least one author of each submission will be expected to register for and attend the Symposium to present the work.

Abstracts must be submitted no later than January 31, 2022. Email all submissions to co-coordinator Pat D'Ercole ( at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. All submissions will undergo peer review by a panel of qualified readers, and authors will be notified of the status of their application no later than February 28, 2022. More details, including the proceedings of past symposia, are available at